Surround Processor Versus MultiChannel Preamplifier With Source Decoding
If your not concerned about video processing how much better is the sound coming from a high-end surround sound processor versus a good high-end blu-ray such as the upcoming Arcam or Oppo that does analog decoding into a preamplifier such as the Parasounds Halo P7? I just don't understand why a high-end company would even include audio decoding in a player if their intent is for us to go and buy a surround processor from them. I'm new and just trying to understand the real and theoretical differences. It would seem to me that a MultiChannel preamplifier would get better milage than surround processors that seem difficult to build and are slow to market.